Parish receives funds to elevate buildings

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Wednesday, Mar. 17, announced $19,627,300 from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to support elevation projects in East Baton Rouge, St. Tammany, Calcasieu, Vermilion and Jefferson Parishes. The awards were issued under the authority of the National Flood Insurance Act.

“The National Flood Insurance Program is essential to protecting Louisiana. These funds will play a crucial role in providing flood mitigation to five of the hardest-hit parishes in our state. I look forward to seeing these projects completed,” said Kennedy.

Funds in the amount of $2,941,069 will be used to elevate nine buildings and acquire six more in Calcasieu Parish.

Kennedy is a member of the Senate Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over the National Flood Insurance Program.